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Act aims to protect recruiting

The Great War was not a time to speak out against the Government.. In Australia, the Federal Parliament enacted the War Precautions Act 1914.. Among many other matters, the Act criminalised any statement defeatist in tone or likely to prejudice

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Benalla Ensign
May 20 2018
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Fund vow to help rural students

Benalla’s students are struggling to keep pace with their metropolitan counterparts and they are not alone, with outcomes for regional students across Victoria far worse than those schooled in Melbourne.. Data recently released by the

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Benalla Ensign
May 20 2018
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Rave reviews

After a wonderful opening weekend, the cast and crew of Benalla Theatre Company’s production of Nunsense II: The Second Coming is preparing for their final three performances.. Despite the fact the production is a sequel, it is a stand-alone

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Benalla Ensign
May 20 2018
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Water

Report calls for reform to G-MW

An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water

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Geoff Adams
Feb 21 2018
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Solar company seeking site at Numurkah

First Solar Australia is branching into Victoria for the first time, with a proposed solar farm set for north of Numurkah.. The Moira Solar Farm, as it will be known, will be located at the intersection of Numurkah and Naring Rds and will include

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Finley solar farm gets go-ahead

The $170million Finley Solar Farm proposal has been approved by the NSW Government, in what is a first for the state’s Department of Planning in 2018.. The project, which will be located on Canalla Rd adjacent to the Finley substation, will

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Changes promised for G-MW

The changes proposed for G-MW are about being more transparent on costs, implementing efficiencies and making sure the organisation delivers the services the community wants at an affordable price, Federal Water Minister Lisa Neville says.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Murray Darling basin plan threatened

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
Water

Water charge review promised by Nationals

A Liberal Nationals government would review the charges of Victoria’s rural water authorities to ensure water storage and delivery costs are fair and equitable.. Shadow Water Minister Steph Ryan announced the review, which will examine water

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2018
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Victorian Government to decide on Shepp solar

The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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More bank competition urged

Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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New plan for land sales

The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
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Eating raw chicken...

If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
Livestock

RamSelect offers...

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Water

Have say on flood...

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Job demand consolidating after bumper year

New figures suggest demand for workers has come off the boil, consolidating after last year's strong results.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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SA govt to push for chemo inquest to go on

The SA government will push for the state's coroner to continue with an inquest into the deaths of four cancer patients underdosed with chemotherapy.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Guide dog puppies begging for homes

Guide Dogs Australia is searching for 200 people to become "puppy raisers" for Labradors.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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ANZ admits errors in giving franchise loan

An ANZ executive has told the banking royal commission that errors were made in approving a $220,000 to a couple for a gelato franchise that ended up failing.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Portnoy's Complaint, and American Pastoral, has died at the age of 85.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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ANU scientists boost NASA climate mission

The technology behind the first mission to shoot laser beams between spacecraft was developed by ANU scientists in Canberra, aiding a NASA study of gravity.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Vic man shot dead after dog was run over

A Victorian farmer accused of murdering a man who ran over his dog says his shotgun went off accidentally when he tripped on an eggplant.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Anti-corruption watchdog still a chance

The coalition says it is still considering a national anti-corruption watchdog despite rejecting Labor's offer for a bipartisan plan.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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No hacker behind minister's porn 'like'

Hackers were not behind 'liking' a pornographic tweet from the account of a federal government minister.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Palmer's books don't clear his debts: MP

Queensland Labor MP Cathy O'Toole says her constituents are still owed debts by Clive Palmer, as the former MP flogs his book in Canberra.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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Construction work up 0.2% in March qtr

Official construction work done figures, showing a 0.2 per cent rise in the March quarter, driven by a surge in government transport projects.

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AAP News
May 23 2018
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